One of my mezzotints, Loss, was selected to be part of the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition retrospective of purchase award winners. This piece was selected by juror, Wayne Kimball, in 2003. The exhibit is up from January 17 until February 18 at Parkside's Communication Arts Gallery. The following excerpt is the press release for the exhibit:
The best art from the past two decades are now on display at the Parkside National Small Print Retrospective. Drawing on the top prints from 23 previous small print shows, the retrospective is open now through Feb. 18 in the Communication Arts Gallery. Selected by UW-Parkside’s Doug DeVinny who began the small print exhibition in 1986 and by gallery assistant Glen Larson, the prints represent a sampling from each year’s exhibition. Each print was purchased for UW-Parkside’s permanent collection and many have been displayed in our hallways and classroom. Others are being shown for the first time in years. “We’re excited about bringing out of storage a selection of prints that were on display during shows from the late 1980s to 2009; these are purchased prints that have not been seen on campus in recent years,” said Art Dept. Chair Trenton Baylor. Along with internationally known artists like Warrington Colescott and Carol Wax and perennial contributors like Brian Paulsen, Art Werger, and Yuji Hiratsuka, the Small Print Retrospective also showcases prints by former students like Connie Wolfe, Joshua and Andrew Brennan, and Margaret Suchland. Baylor said since this is a cross section of the best prints from past shows, patrons will see the best of the artists’ craftsmanship, vision, and experimentation. Each print has a “new look” thanks to a generous donation from Karen Johnson Boyd of Racine for framing. The Parkside National Small Print Retrospective is open Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3 to 8 p.m.